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Interop(R) New York 2008 Introduces Energy Camp

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by TechWeb, today announced a keynote speaker for its Energy Camp unconference at Interop New York 2008. IBM's Gennaro (Jerry) Cuomo will launch this one-day, all-day program. The positive response from attendees at Interop Las Vegas 2008 led to bringing Energy Camp to the 2008 New York event. Energy Camp at Interop takes place at the Javits Convention Center in New York, September 16, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by TechWeb, today announced a keynote speaker for its Energy Camp unconference at Interop New York 2008. IBM's Gennaro (Jerry) Cuomo will launch this one-day, all-day program. The positive response from attendees at Interop Las Vegas 2008 led to bringing Energy Camp to the 2008 New York event. Energy Camp at Interop takes place at the Javits Convention Center in New York, September 16, 2008.

Cuomo is an IBM Fellow, VP and CTO for the WebSphere brand of products. He is one of the founding fathers of WebSphere and has spent 20 years at IBM in between the IBM Research and Software Groups. As a breakthrough innovator of solutions in the areas of high performance transactional systems, middleware appliances, enterprise application virtualization and web 2.0 technologies, Cuomo will kick-off Energy Camp — a collaborative "unconference" dedicated to the reduction of IT's global carbon footprint. Audiences are invited to join this forum where industry stakeholders will gather together to discuss the growing impact of today's energy costs on IT's bottom line, and the overarching importance of energy conservation and utilizing greener IT solutions and methods.

"With information technology representing such a large and growing chunk of any company's budget, energy efficiency across the entire IT infrastructure isn't just an imperative for a sustainable Earth, it's an imperative for every company's bottom line," said David Berlind, Interop's Executive Conference Director and TechWeb blogger. "We're excited that IBM is participating in Energy Camp at Interop and look forward to a robust discussion with them about what IT companies can do to positively impact profits."

Following IBM's keynote address, the program will be led by James Governor. Governor is co-founder and principal analyst of RedMonk and author of the Greenmonk.net blog, a community dedicated to the use of open source and social software to improve the environment and encourage good behaviors. Sample discussions at the previous Energy Camp included 'Best Practices For Equating "Green IT" to Cost Savings,' 'Are Companies Ready to Consider Some 'Crazy' Ideas to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency?,' 'Best Practices for Recycling and Refurbing Electronics,' and more. For more information visit: http://www.energycamp.org. To publish your thoughts and join in the discussion visit: http://www.energycamp.org/wiki/index.php/EnergyCamp.

About Interop(R)

Interop(R) drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. As the meeting place for the global business technology community, upcoming Interop events include Interop Sao Paulo, August 12-14, 2008, Transamerica Expo Center, and Interop New York, September 15-19, 2008 Javits Convention Center, New York City. For more information visit: http://www.interop.com.

About TechWeb (formerly CMP)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3* million business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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